And if it was a particularly good picture, when was the last time you changed it?
Do you still look like that person or are you choosing to represent yourself as the person you were in that moment?
So don't look so sheepish if you've ever added your friend's aunt's step-brother's son or a random bartender or significant other of a friend you haven't spoken to since high school to one of your online networks—you aren't alone!
We've actually been taught that this makes us good networkers—even thought it overlooks quality in favor of quantity—because the objective is to cast as wide a net as possible when building a network.
But in this social strategy, how do we know that anyone is who they claim to be?
And more importantly, could we spot a catfish if one swam into our network?
This data represents a significant shift in the perception of online dating, suggesting that the stigma associated with the practice is dropping: While some of us may Friend more discriminately than others, we live in a time where it's common to build online networks that include secondary and tertiary connections.
When questioned, she was evasive, prompting more questions and leading to additional disappointments as Nev discovered that not everything was as it seemed.
He traveled to her home where he learned that Abby's mother was actually playing the part of Megan.
The web has had a reputation as a place where anonymity is permitted.
However, social networking sites tend to encourage greater degrees of transparency.
We tend to forget that we see what others want us to see when it comes to crafting an identity.